Worldwide Troop Talk With Defense Secretary Ash Carter
SecDef Troop Talk
Defense Secretary Ash Carter will hold a first-of-its-kind live, one-hour worldwide troop talk today, taking questions from troops via Twitter, Facebook, email and Skype, as well as in-studio questions from an audience of service members. The secretary is scheduled to begin the talk at 9 a.m. EDT. Live coverage begins at 8:40 a.m. EDT to set the stage with an overview and locations around the globe where participants can join the conversation or simply watch the event.

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The first Worldwide Troop Talk with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is starting in a few minutes! Watch it live right here! Ask your questions on Secretary Carter's Facebook page at #AskSecDef
#ICYMI 70 years ago, a U.S. Navy engineer accidentally created one of America's most iconic and enduring toys -- the Slinky. Happy Birthday, Slinky! #SlinkyDay70 - See more at:
Last chance! Have a question for Secretary of Defense Ash Carter? Ask it on his Facebook page at, and he might just answer it during his Worldwide Troop Talk tomorrow, Sept. 1. #AskSecDef
The Coast Guard’s latest 418-foot National Security Cutter, James (WSML 754), pulls into Boston Harbor Aug. 3, 2015. The James is the fifth of eight planned National Security Cutters – the largest and most technologically advanced class of cutters in the Coast Guard’s fleet. The cutters’ design provides better sea-keeping, higher sustained transit speeds, greater endurance and range, and the ability to launch and recover small boats from astern, as well as aviation support facilities and a flight deck for helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell
Have a question for Secretary of Defense Ash Carter? Ask it on his Facebook page at, and he might just answer it during his Worldwide Troop Talk on Tuesday, Sept. 1. #AskSecDef
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On August 29, 2005, one of the largest hurricanes in U.S. history made landfall causing an economic impact of nearly one hundred-fifty billion dollars. Two Marines, who went on search and rescue missions in Gulfport, Miss., discuss their experiences. #Katrina10 #Katrina
The Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, LTG (R) Russel Honoré recalls what it was like 10 years ago when Hurricane Katrina hit #NOLA, Louisiana. Watch the full video with the 82nd Airborne Division leaders during Katrina at #Katrina10 #Katrina
It's been a decade since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast. Follow along the relief efforts with a one of a kind perspective through the eyes of Capt. Richard Callas (USN, Ret.) commanding officer of the USS Iwo Jima LHD 7 in 2005. U.S. Navy All Hands Magazine. #Katrina10 #Katrina
Ten years ago, United States Air Force Airmen of Keesler Air Force Base faced one of the greatest tests of the American spirit as Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast. Where there were once hopes and dreams, #Katrina left devastation and destruction. But through the wreckage of it all, the survivors persevered. #Katrina10
Have a question for Secretary of Defense Ash Carter? Ask it on his Facebook page at, and he might just answer it during his Worldwide Troop Talk on Tuesday, Sept. 1. #AskSecDef
Memories of Hurricane #Katrina are still strong a decade later. Three service members who were part of the relief effort reflect on all that happened. #Katrina10
In this special report, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane #Katrina, one of the most devastating storms in U.S. history. More than 60K troops and #DoD civilians provided disaster assistance to #NOLA and Gulf Coast residents in Katrina's immediate aftermath, and have worked to help communities recover in the decade since. #Katrina10
Today at Moffett Field in California, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced a new national Manufacturing Innovation Initiative to produce hybrid electronics, an emerging technology that has enormous potential for the defense mission. Read Secretary Carter's full remarks to find out how developing new partnerships with America's private sector and tech companies - particularly in Silicon Valley - will help the DoD thrive in the 21st century.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will deliver remarks on expanding the partnership between the Pentagon, academia and the private sector, and announce a new economic initiative. Watch live at 2:00 p.m. EDT on and follow along on our Twitter @deptofdefense
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Today Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visited Red Beach at MCCS Camp Pendleton and witnessed a platoon beach assault demonstration. This exercise demonstrates the U.S. Marine Corps' ability to get ashore anywhere in the world. This is essential to their mission as a global rapid response force.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will address troops at MCCS Camp Pendleton at 4:15 p.m. EDT. Watch live on and follow along on our Twitter @deptofdefense
Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) are designed to assault any shoreline from the well decks of U.S. Navy assault ships. AAVs are highly mobile, tracked armored amphibious vehicles that transport U.S. Marine Corps and cargo to and through hostile territory. Later today, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will visit MCCS Camp Pendleton and take a ride on an AAV. Follow his page for more coverage from his trip.
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